Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest has just become the fast selling DVD of all time in the U.K. shifiting 1 copy of the film for every 4 dvds sold last week. This accounts for 1.5 million DVD’s sold since it’s release last Monday, the demand so great that Disney have hurriedly ordered an extra million copies from it’s base in Mexico to cope with the popularity.
The previous fastest selling DVD was Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire which came out earlier this year and shifted 1.4 million copies.
Wow, Pirates really has been one of the success stories of the year raking in over a $1 billion worldwide before the DVDs even hit the shelves. I think it’s safe to say that Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End in May is going to break records and be hugely succesful. Sequels usually ride on the popularity of the last film in the series and have huge Box Office openings to reflect this.
Which 3rd movie do you think will do bigger numbers in May…. Spider-Man 3 or Pirates 3?